Freedom Party

Everyone knows that Independence Day falls on the Fourth of July. But there’s a different kind of freedom that’s celebrated on June 19. Juneteenth is a commemoration of the spreading of the news of the abolition of slavery in 1865, specifically in the state of Texas and generally throughout the United States.

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Tempe Public Library

3500 S. Rural Road
Tempe, AZ 85282

Category: Libraries

Region: Tempe

Here to help celebrate this historic emancipation, the Tempe History Museum is teaming up with the African American Advisory Committee to host a (just barely) belated Juneteenth event. This all-ages community gathering will feature period costumes, a poetry slam, stepping, live music, performing arts, soul food, a recipe exchange, and special performance by Grammy award-winning gospel artist Daniel Winans. The Juneteenth Celebration kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, Jun 20, inside the Tempe History Museum, 809 East Southern Avenue. Admission is free for this all-ages event. For details, visit tempe.gov or call 480-350-5100.


Fri., June 20, 6-8 p.m., 2014
 
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